In addition to the Activity/Intramural Participation Form, there is a $25 fee for each after-school activity with a competition outside of school with the exception of the school musical, which is priced differently. These activities and clubs are designed to include East students only. There is a one-time fee of $25 to participate in an activity. Students can choose to participate in more than one activity for that one-time fee during the 2022-2023 school year. If you register on EPay and change your mind, your card will be refunded your payment minus a $5 administrative fee.
Students can participate in up to two after-school clubs and/or activities in the fall season. This allows for fewer disruptions and better teamwork for all involved and creates more competitive teams.
If you have any questions, contact Lynnea Allen at 763-745-6279 or Lynnea.Allen@wayzataschools.org.
- Junior High Math League
- Quiz Bowl
- Student Council
- Yearbook Club
- Spelling Bee
- Science Bowl
- Chess Club
- Stock Market Games
- Knowledge Master Open (KMO)
- Chemistry Club
- Math Masters
Junior High Math League
The purpose of the Junior High Math League, JHML, is to encourage students to participate in math contests, serve as a "farm club" for the high school math league, enable students to meet mathletes from other schools and to provide recognition for students excelling in mathematics. It also serves as preparation for the annual MATHCOUNTS competition.
JHML is a competitive math club that meets from late September to early January on Tuesdays for practice and five competitions on Mondays. 6th-8th grade students are welcome to join. See Kati Gjevre, 8th grade Math teacher, with questions. Please note that there are TWO fees for JHML: 1. $25 activity fee paid once per year and 2. an additional $25 competition fee that is required. Paying these fees can be done on EPay.
All grade levels are welcome to join. Each competition consists of two individual rounds and a team round. Curriculum covered is 6-8 grade. All interested students can compete as an individual and will be part of a scoring or practice team. Mathletes must attend practices to be eligible for the scoring team.
Please join us for the first practice on Tuesday, September 27 in room 121 after school.
East Scholars, have you heard? The Quiz Bowl season is starting this week!
If you enjoy trivia this is the club for you! The first season of Quiz Bowl will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays through the month of October. We will meet in Mr. Miller's room 224 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. First meeting is Tuesday, September 27.
Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders are welcome. If interested please fill out the form below or come to Mr. Miller's room on the first day. Payment can be made on EPay.
Do you want to make a difference in your school?
Do you want to help make decisions for your school community?
Do you want to support your community with a service project?
If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, please consider joining the student council! All students in grades 6-8 are welcome to participate. Please complete the application as soon as possible. The first meeting is September 15, 2022 in room 126 after school until 5:20. You can plan to take the late bus home or arrange for a ride. You can learn more about the mission of the East Council here.
*There is a $25 activity fee due to participate in this club. It can be paid on EPay.
Nicole Misuraco, Advisor
The Yearbook Staff is comprised of 6th-8th grade students, boys and girls, who share an interest in taking pictures, being creative, designing things on the computer and have an eye for details.
Yearbook Club will be starting Monday, September 19 at 8:00 a.m. in room 107, the technology room.
Please send Ms. Bostrom an email ahead of time and she will give you directions to come to Door 20 at the side of the school near the tennis courts.
Click the link below to fill out the application:
There is a $25 activity fee that can be paid on EPay.
We are offering a Spelling Bee, open to all students grades 6-8 who are interested in participating. More information about the Spelling Bee at spellingbee.com
The first round will be held in Advisory from 9:10-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18 and Thursday, January 19 in Mr. Pote's room 211. Please show up to one of these days if you are interested in participating in the Spelling Bee. You do no need to attend both days.
The top 10 from the first round will be invited to the official Spelling Bee, which will be held in late January, early February.
For more information please contact Mr. Pote if you have any questions.
There is no activity fee to participate.
The Minnesota Academy of Science (MAS) holds two separate regional science bowl competitions for Minnesota: one for middle school students (grades 6-8) and the other for high school students (grades 9-12).
During science bowls, students compete in teams, solving technical problems and answering questions in all branches of science and math. In-person science bowl competitions operate in a fast-paced, head-to-head Q & A format, similar to Jeopardy. Each team plays multiple games in a round-robin tournament, with the chance to advance to a double-elimination championship.
At EMS, interested students will meet Tuesdays in Room 215 from 4:15-5:20 beginning Tuesday, October 25 and concluding Tuesday, February 7 (no meeting November 22). A maximum of five students per team (We may be able to form two teams) will be able to attend the MN Regional Science Bowl on Saturday, February 11. In class we will have fun, trying sample questions, accessing study resources, and talking Science! Contact Emma Johnson (7th Grade Life Science teacher) with any questions!
Tuesday Science Bowl Dates:
Dec. 20, 2022 - CANCELED (No late bus available)
Jan. 3, 2023
Jan. 10, 2023
Jan. 17, 2023 - CANCELED
Jan. 24, 2023
Jan. 31, 2023
Feb. 7, 2023
Feb. 9, 2023 - CANCELED
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 - Regional Science Bowl at Benilde St. Margaret's
**Students will be notified before/on winter break of registration for the Regional Science Bowl (East will be sending two or three teams of 5 students)**
Are you interested in playing or learning about chess? Come to Ms. Gadient's room (room 128) Tuesdays in November-February to check out chess club!
Chess club starts Tuesday, November 1. We will meet on most Tuesdays in November, December, & January from 4:05-5:20. No experience necessary! Come when you can! Sign up in the office or with Ms. Gadient.
Stock Market Games
What would you do if you were given $100,000? Would you spend it all at once? Would you think about putting some of it in the bank? We'd like to teach you how to invest it, so you might grow it. The Stock Market Game is simulated to give you a real world experience of investing. Through The Stock Market Game (SMG), you will gain a fundamental understanding of investing and how you might get your money to work for you.
In The Stock Market Game (SMG), you'll work with a team of students to create and manage a virtual investment portfolio of real world stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Each team is responsible for researching and evaluating potential investments. You will learn to build and manage an investment portfolio in a real-world, dynamic marketplace, analyze and make decisions, explore the consequences of your choices, and seek new ways to strategize for success. As a team you'll have to come together on cooperative decisions on whether to buy, sell, or hold the stocks, funds, and bonds in the portfolio they have created.
In this club you'll learn how about:
Companies and stocks
Buy, sell, and hold stocks
Researching and tracking your investments
Your team will also be ranked based on your "portfolio equity" against all other Minnesota SMG teams. More information on the Stock Market Game website.
Meetings will be held during the school day during grade level lunches with 8th grade on Mondays and 7th grade on Wednesdays. 6th grade meets on Thursdays during Flex. There are two seasons: Fall Season runs September 6th - December 2nd and Spring Season runs January 17th - April 28th.
Contact Lynnea Allen at Lynnea.Allen@wayzataschools.org if interested.
Knowledge Master Open (KMO)
A challenging yet social academic trivia competition in which teams of students compete district wide without leaving their own schools.
At East Middle School, each grade level will create one team and students will practice during their lunch time each week starting in November and ending in March. KMO runs on Fridays during grade level lunches. No need to sign up in advance. Just show up for the first practice. Practices will be announced during weekly Advisory Announcements.
All students in all grades are welcome.
If you have questions, please contact Lynnea Allen at Lynnea.Allen@wayzataschools.org
If you enjoy science, chemistry club is a great club for you! Chemistry club is a fun interactive club. During meetings, we do a fun lab and then talk about why it works. We will meet once a week on Thursdays after school in Mr. Rohweder’s room 127 from 4:00 to 5:20. The first meeting is Thursday, January 12. Everyone is invited to come and no experience is necessary! If you are interested, register HERE. You will also need to pay the one-time after-school activity fee and fill out this form. The fee can also be paid on EPay. If you have any questions, email Malini Patel email@example.com.
MATHCOUNTS Competition is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging "bee" style contests. The program exists in all 50 states plus U.S. territories and the Department of Defense and State Department schools and is supported by the National Society of Professional Engineers at the state and local levels. Public, private, religious and home schools alike are eligible to participate, as long as students are in the sixth, seventh and/or eighth grade.
All students are eligible for a spot on the East Middle School team. Each school is allowed to bring one team of 4 students that will compete on the team and individual rounds as well as six additional individuals that will compete solely in the individual rounds. The chapter competition takes place in February on a Saturday. A qualifying test may be administered. The coach for this team is Kati Gjevre.
First and second place students and teams at the local level will compete at a state competition in March. The top four students at state will combine to create a Minnesota State team and will represent our state at the national competition in late April.
For more information about the national program visit www.mathcounts.org.
Please note that there is an additional $25 competition fee that is required.
Math Masters is open to 6th graders that qualify for the competition. All math students in 6th grade are welcome to take part in the placement testing and can continue to practice regardless of a team assignment qualification. East Middle School will bring two teams (five students each) to this competition. Practices will be on Mondays or Wednesdays beginning in January.
The event includes an individual number facts/order of operations round, four individual problem-solving rounds and three group problem-solving rounds with team members cooperating over the solutions. The competition lasts approximately three to four hours, including short breaks.
Awards given at the competition include participation certificates for all members, individual place awards and team plaques.
Please note that there is an additional $25 competition fee that is required if your student qualifies for a competing team.
For more information contact Kati Gjevre (Coach) 763-745-6271 or Lynnea Allen (Coordinator) 763-745-6279 or the Math Master website.